New hours and exhibitions for the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Beginning May 14, GAMA will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and will stay open until 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. “Solo Sundays” will stay in effect, during which single persons, or single “pods,” may book the galleries for solitary visitation from 1 to 5 p.m.
Awards & Recognitions
CLA Faculty and Staff Awards
Faculty and staff from across the college were celebrated virtually on April 21.
Read about them and watch the award ceremony.
Celebrate! CSU Awards
Each year, the University celebrates excellence with the Celebrate! Colorado State Awards. This year, several CLA faculty, staff, and students were acknowledged.
- Blythe LaGasse, Music Therapy
- Fabiola Ponce Ehlers-Zavala, English and INTO CSU
- Jason Downing, Sociology
- Ally Murphy Pauletto (B.A., ’21; B.S., ’21)
The endowment for the Ann Gill Faculty Development Fund, which supports faculty research and creative scholarship, reached $1M in Jan. 2021. The fundraising efforts were led by members of Great Conversations. This past year’s Great Conversations membership raised more than $64,000 for the fund. And more than $7,000 was raised by 111 donor households on CSU’s Day of Giving.
Recent Research & Scholarship Stories
- Shannon Zellner, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, received a $350K grant from PetSmart Charities for a multi-year interdisciplinary study (with College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) to address linguistic and cultural barriers between veterinary professionals and Spanish-speaking companion animal owners
- Marcela Velasco, Political Science, recently published a study of conservation and sustainability amidst conflict in Colombia
- A variety of liberal arts faculty are involved in the Center for Environmental Justice, which officially launched in March 2020
- Jared Orsi, History, assisted with the preservation of Northern Arapaho heritage items from the Soldier Wolf family through a Luce Foundation Grant
- Camille Dungy, English professor and poet, had a poem published in the New Yorker magazine.
- CSU economists study the impact of investing in education to reduce financial inequality in Colorado.
Some may think that dealing with the “wicked problems” of our age, like climate change or world hunger, only requires technical solutions from hard sciences like engineering. We simply need to invent the next generation of low-emission vehicles and sustainable, high-yield crop strains, right?
But there is growing recognition that persistent social challenges like these are intrinsically tied to human emotions and behavior, and can be effectively addressed only by incorporating the fields of study that make up the liberal arts into the discussion. In addition to inventing technical solutions, a comprehensive approach to wicked problems requires careful consideration of human routines, beliefs and actions.